Santa Cruz Spousal Abuse Lawyer
Criminal Defense Attorney in Santa Cruz, California
If you are being criminally investigated for or have been charged with
spousal abuse in Santa Cruz, or in the surrounding counties of Santa Clara,
San Mateo or Monterey, it is in your best interests to be represented
by a capable defense lawyer. Spousal abuse can have significant consequences
for both you and your family. Contact The McGuire Law Corporation to arrange
a consultation with the
Santa Cruz criminal defense lawyer.
Christine McGuire is a former prosecutor of over 30 years. After reviewing
your case, The McGuire Law Corporation can advise you on where you stand
and the best course of action. With more than 30 years of collective legal
experience, Attorney McGuire has the knowledge and skills to help you
build a tough
Spousal Abuse Cases in California
Spousal abuse involves willful corporal injury on any of the following
groups of people:
- Their spouse or former spouse
- Cohabitant or former cohabitant
- The father or mother of their child
Penalties for this crime include up to $6,000 in fines, up to 1 year in
county jail, or imprisonment for 2-4 years.
Holding oneself out to be the husband or wife of the person with whom one
is cohabitating is not necessary to constitute cohabitation as the term
is used. Traumatic condition means a condition of the body such as a wound
or external or internal injury whether of a minor or serious nature, caused
by a physical force.
A battery is punishable by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars or
by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding six months or by both that
fine and imprisonment. When a battery is committed against a spouse, a
person with whom a person is cohabiting, a person who is the parent of
the person's child, former spouse, fiancé or fiancée
or a person with whom the person currently has, or had a dating or engagement
relationship, the battery is punishable by a fine not exceeding two thousand
dollars or by imprisonment in a county jail for a period of not more than
one year or by both that fine and imprisonment.
In any case of domestic violence or spousal abuse, it is important that
you contact a Santa Cruz spousal abuse lawyer at The McGuire Law Corporation.
Contact the Santa Cruz spousal abuse attorney
at The McGuire Law Corporation today if you are facing criminal charges
of spousal abuse.